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Friday, March 23, 2007

Tea & smimbies

Thanks to Nogbad for pointing out this cultural gem: Wavy Davy's ethnographical study of Lancastrian tea customs in the context of smimby history. I'm not too sure about the author's grammatical credentials, though. Most authorities recognise "smimbys" as an archaic form of the plural that fell out of common usage in the mid-17th century. Nevertheless, readers will respect Wavy Davy's enthusiastic approach to rescuing this valuable term from the neglect in which it has recently been languishing.


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